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Forum: BUSKING Q&A/GENERAL PERFORMING TOPICS 10-07-05, 01:13 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 6,616
Posted By grOmmet
Insult!!.... or widows' mite??

As regards:

"It doesn't matter, counting those pennies is enough to turn me off busking completely. It's not the effort. It's the insult for what people think the show is worth."

There have...
Forum: BLAH, BLAH, BLAH... 10-12-04, 06:19 PM
Replies: 415
Views: 56,870
Posted By grOmmet
Parrot and President

President walks into a store with a parrot on his shoulder.

Sales assistant asks.. "Wow,that's AMAZING.. where did you get THAT from?"

Parrot replies.. "It just grew out of my arse!"
Forum: BUSKING Q&A/GENERAL PERFORMING TOPICS 10-12-04, 12:35 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 4,167
Posted By grOmmet
Wrexam

I have to agree re; Wrexham, though it IS a bit of a trek from South Wales....

I like smaller "market" towns, because that 10am start tends to beat the fkkwits into town. ..and you probably won't...
Forum: RESOURCES/EDUCATIONAL MATERIAL 10-07-04, 09:41 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,541
Posted By grOmmet
Do you object to getting paid?

Hell, NO.....!!
I don't mind getting paid, and often AM paid this way these days....

BUT

It concerns me that some "powers-that-be" associate Honest old-fashioned street busking in the same...
Forum: RESOURCES/EDUCATIONAL MATERIAL 10-04-04, 01:58 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,541
Posted By grOmmet
I shall be watching this space with great...

I shall be watching this space with great interest........
With so many local authorities here, in the UK being suspicious of busking, and preferring to have booked acts instead... it'll be useful...
Forum: BUSKING Q&A/GENERAL PERFORMING TOPICS 10-04-04, 01:23 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 4,167
Posted By grOmmet
..and then there was FOUR!!

Congratulations, Chris!

........ looks like you just caught ANOTHER one!!
Forum: BLAH, BLAH, BLAH... 10-03-04, 06:17 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,969
Posted By grOmmet
Things British that I love...

Traditional cask conditioned REAL Ale..

The PINT glass with handle..

My Imperial measure Quart pewter tankard..

Inventors!! [We so often come up with ORIGINAL concepts over here.. ]

The...
Forum: SPECIFIC PITCHES/CITIES/COUNTRIES 10-03-04, 05:40 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,346
Posted By grOmmet
Hi, AJ! We have been toying with the idea of...

Hi, AJ!

We have been toying with the idea of bimbling down in my Transit. It's 99% liveable in, now... though you wouldn't know, as I haven't been up to see you guys yet! Balloons are indeed...
Forum: BUSKING Q&A/GENERAL PERFORMING TOPICS 10-03-04, 12:30 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,633
Posted By grOmmet
Good Luck!

Lee!

I always have a good look at patterns of pedestrian flow, density and direction.

Places of convergence can be good.

A word with local people, shopkeepers, market traders, bar owners,...
Forum: BUSKING Q&A/GENERAL PERFORMING TOPICS 10-03-04, 12:19 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,221
Posted By grOmmet
Abe! If you can't get to the pitch before...

Abe!

If you can't get to the pitch before this guy...... why not try the Mr Reasonable bit??

A wise man once said:

"Diplomacy is the Art of letting the other person have YOUR way"

Have...
Forum: FESTIVAL AND PITCH ETHICS 10-03-04, 12:05 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 5,309
Posted By grOmmet
I always have a good look at patterns of...

I always have a good look at patterns of pedestrian flow, density and direction
.
Places of convergence can be good.

A word with local people, shopkeepers, market traders, bar owners, cafe...
Forum: BUSKING Q&A/GENERAL PERFORMING TOPICS 10-02-04, 11:31 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 4,167
Posted By grOmmet
2 weeks for a reply!!??

Hi, Chris.
Don't take it personally if you don't get immediate feedback here on p.net.

If you take a good look at the variety of postings which appear here, and the diversity of kinds of...
Forum: SPECIFIC PITCHES/CITIES/COUNTRIES 10-01-04, 06:21 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,346
Posted By grOmmet
Spain January 2005 ??

Well, it's the beginning of Mists and Mellow Fruitfulness, here in the UK... and my diary is looking healthy up until the end of 2004. Rob the Bones and I are still contemplating a trip to Spain...
Forum: BUSKING Q&A/GENERAL PERFORMING TOPICS 02-26-04, 09:31 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 5,755
Posted By grOmmet
Daniel!! Well said, that man!! I AGREE WITH...

Daniel!!

Well said, that man!! I AGREE WITH YOU.

That whole thing about not being phoney strikes a deep chord for me...
I mean it can be OBVIOUS that what is being presented is indeed a...
Forum: BLAH, BLAH, BLAH... 02-25-04, 02:09 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 8,328
Posted By grOmmet
UK Just for the PNet Record.... I have no tattoos...

Just for the PNet Record.... I have no tattoos YET, though I HAVE seen a septagram design I REALLY lust after. [Rainbow coloured geometric design interlaced with Celtic knotwork..]
I have OK'd it...
Forum: FESTIVAL AND PITCH ETHICS 02-25-04, 01:44 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 16,681
Posted By grOmmet
UK "Yet there were buskers who would take whatever...

"Yet there were buskers who would take whatever we could afford - thank you. With great joy, my child ran up to them to throw the jingling coins into their hats. I hope it is their message that will...
Forum: USERS GUIDE / SUGGESTIONS / FORUM FAQ 02-20-04, 09:40 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 12,109
Posted By grOmmet
UK WOW!!.. WHAT an incentive to fill the forums with...

WOW!!.. WHAT an incentive to fill the forums with doggerel and utter drivel !!... NOW I think I understand why so much SHEER GARBAGE gets typed on PNet... and why it's becoming increasingly...
Forum: PROMO STUFF (MARKETING, MEDIA, ETC.) 02-19-04, 06:49 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,848
Posted By grOmmet
UK RE: Responding to emails... I am taking an...

RE: Responding to emails...

I am taking an increasing number of bookings via email these days..

I flatly REFUSE to do the "ballpark" figure for them, preferring to use the medium of email to...
Forum: BUSKING Q&A/GENERAL PERFORMING TOPICS 02-19-04, 06:08 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 5,755
Posted By grOmmet
UK An interesting subject indeed!! As the years...

An interesting subject indeed!!

As the years go by, I am finding it harder to find the dividing-line betwixt myself, and "His Flatulence"..

To begin with, the Balloon Wyzzyrd kind of "gave"...
Forum: BLAH, BLAH, BLAH... 02-19-04, 05:04 PM
Replies: 1,543
Views: 354,016
Posted By grOmmet
UK And finally, for THIS session at least, I've...

And finally, for THIS session at least, I've saved the BEST til last!!!!

This absolutely CRACKED ME UP!!

http://www.clickpix.de/horses.htm

There's a HOST of combinations, if you get creative...
Forum: BLAH, BLAH, BLAH... 02-19-04, 04:57 PM
Replies: 1,543
Views: 354,016
Posted By grOmmet
UK Hello there. I just thought of another one!! ...

Hello there. I just thought of another one!!

http://www.topeuro.co.uk/blagger/the_duel.html

Check this site out... it takes a little while to load but it's worth it.
Make sure you have the...
Forum: BLAH, BLAH, BLAH... 02-19-04, 04:54 PM
Replies: 1,543
Views: 354,016
Posted By grOmmet
UK Best thing the Internet has ever come up...

Best thing the Internet has ever come up with????????????????!


Hi all!

If you want to have sheep playing around on your screen try this.

Great if you want a bit of company.

...
Forum: BLAH, BLAH, BLAH... 02-18-04, 08:15 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 1,168
Posted By grOmmet
UK In the tool box of the wise..

"Criticism is one of the most valuable tools in the tool-box of the Wise." ( Prof. PJ Windsock ; ITY IYB MAP )

Just thought I'd share that with the group!!

grOmmet.
Forum: USERS GUIDE / SUGGESTIONS / FORUM FAQ 02-18-04, 08:01 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 12,109
Posted By grOmmet
UK When you get to a certain age / vintage or state...

When you get to a certain age / vintage or state of mind.. it doesn't matter WHAT your "official" status is, SURELY??

It's a shame to see people posting for the sake of posting..

.. I mean.. if...
Forum: SPECIFIC PITCHES/CITIES/COUNTRIES 02-18-04, 07:36 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 1,294
Posted By grOmmet
UK JAN/FEB 2005 HUNT FOR THE SUN

Well, yet again January and February have been cold and wet here in the UK.
I have been talking to Rob [The Bones] Coppard from County Cork.. and we reckon Jan / Feb 2005 ought to see us out...
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